Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Maine Vay-Cay

Last week my Mom, Dad, and aunt made the fairly short trip from Virginia to Maine. I functioned as their cruise director through Vacationland, and I think I did a pretty adequate job.

I took them to some local highlights:

Governor's: Here we are with the Governor himself. Governor's is the home of all things big-portioned and fried. They are also home to the Federal Deficit, a $17 dessert that includes three sundaes, a brownie, banana, biscuit, piece of pie, five American flags, and a but ton of ice cream and whipped cream.

Now that I see how long this explanation is getting... you might see a Governor's post in the near future.

Continuing on...

Paul Bunyan: He's reputedly the largest Paul Bunyan statue in the world. Everyone needs their picture with him, even if his head doesn't make the shot.

Hollywood Slots: My aunt and dad were incredibly lucky and both of them actually won money. My mom lost, lost, lost, but then won $27 and made up for all the previous losses. I just lost. Of course.

I did, however, buy a raspberry/jalapeno jam. Big win!

Stephen King's House: This one is pretty self-explanatory, so I'd like to just give you some of the quotes of the excursion.

Mom: "Oh... there's a car in the driveway..."
Me: "Probably Stephen King's even."

Aunt: "I touched the gate real slowly, half-expecting an alarm to go off." [The gate was wide open just outside the shot. -_-]

Candlepin Bowling: I still stink at the bowling, but I love it. The little handheld ball doesn't hurt my fingers like the big giant bowling balls. My family loved it too.

After sharing with my family what the Greater Bangor Area has to offer, I took my family a little bit further out. We went to Bar Harbor, but you won't find any pictures of that. I guess the fam wasn't terribly impressed. What they were impressed by was...

ACADIA! Beautiful, right?

(You'll have to just bear with me. My mom was taking most of the pictures on this trip, so it seems that I show up in a lot of them.) Please enjoy some shots of me. In Acadia.

Now this is a rare treat. A picture of me and my mom. We took this picture at a random overlook on the Loop Road.

And here I am doing some sort of jig on the Sand Beach. This beach is often ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. At first I thought that was just silly, but it is really gorgeous how the Sand Beach is enclosed in mountains.

One of the main(e) attractions in Acadia National Park is Cadillac Mountain. The height of the mountain and its Northern position make it the first place that sees the sunrise in North America. Needless to say, my mother laughed out loud when I mentioned this. We did not attempt to see the sunrise. My mother suggested we catch the sunset, and then we LOLed at her. Anyway... in that shot, I'm walking back up Cadillac after exploring a bit.

And this picture was taken on the top of Cadillac. Perhaps I should mention that the Loop Road has a little offshoot that winds around Cadillac. It is the ultimate drive-thru park experience.

In conclusion, I need a tan.

What? Like you weren't thinking the same thing as you looked at those pictures! Don't even try that.

It's one thing to be ghosty white in Maine in May, but its entirely another to be pale in Virginia in May. Hmmm... what to do...


Evan said...

Pale is the new tan...go with it!

The pictures are beautiful. I think I'm going to have to swing one last Acadia trip before I leave.

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

You know what's even harder... trying to get a tan in Virginia in MAY when it's 50 degrees outside!!!

Amanda said...

Evan: I miss Acadia already! It's so pretty.

HTEAC: True that! I was promised instant beach weather! It's even too windy for tennis! Okay... I'll chill with the "!"s. :)

A Slice of Concentrated Love said...

I'm even whiter than you and have been in VA all along. Spray tan is the way around that one by the way :)

A Slice of Concentrated Love said...

Yup. Virginian born and bred. And funny enough, and I think I mentioned it, I have ties in Maine too. Kinda why I gravitated toward your blog :) That and the cookie cutter thing.

Casey's Wifey said...

Oh c'mon...embrace the glow in the dark whiteness with me. I've learned to love it.

Amanda said...

Slice: Maine, VA, and cookie cutters. Love it! :)

Casey's Wifey: I used to be such a tan baby. I embraced the palor for a while but now I just want a healthy glow. Is that too much to ask?!

pita said...

embrace the paleness. the weather in VA is so fickle there's no point in trying to get a tan until june. though i'm usually still pasty white. my hubs is from skowhegan, me. i recognized the governor right away. boy it's been a long time since we've been there. now i want to go visit family so we can go eat there.
skowhegan has a big wooden indian you can get your picture taken with, and they filmed a movie there i think it had ed harris in it. a couple of the businesses kept their names from the movie. it's kinda neat.

Elyse said...

I'm pale and proud :) Looks like a great time! Fabulous pics!

Amanda said...

Pita: My sister and I went to the Skowhegan Fair last summer. We saw a man fall off a tightrope several times. :)

Kerry said...

"One of the main(e) attractions"


haha, I miss you.